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Visceral non-presence

Ethnography in the age of COVID

Jessica Brinkworth, Korinta Maldonado, Ellen Moodie, and Gilberto Rosas

about in Champaign County. The sprawling pork processing plant sits in the midst of cornfields some 17 miles north of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Until early May, workers there processed 35 million pounds of pork a month. The company

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COVID-19 as method

Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India

Tridibesh Dey

forms of interpretative practice, resistance, subversion and organisational readjustments in light of the changed MSWM policies among a wide range of actors: municipal agents, private contractors and labour agencies, pay-rolled and non-pay-rolled waste-workers

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American Quarantine

The Right to Housing in a Pandemic

Bonnie Honig

sanitation worker for the city was tossed from his dwelling when he was four days late on his rent. News coverage of his story raised the outcry that finally made his landlord give him a key to the new locks she had installed to prevent him from re

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David Owen

( Beirens 2020 ), while rescue boats in the Mediterranean are denied access to Italian and Maltese ports, and refugee settlement programs have been suspended ( Lenard 2020 ). Within borders that have become instruments of quarantine, migrant workers in many

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Jodi Dean

demonstrations in Michigan. The demand for a return to work was obviously a demand made from the position of bosses. Workers were supposed to return to work—as if millions had not lost their jobs, as if a large sector of the working class had not already been

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Asma Abbas

the pandemic and of political annihilation, and of the migrant fugues that make it impossible to think about place as a guarantor of being. A migrant who might count as a worker and citizen in more than one place, but probably never as any place's own

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Legal regimes under pandemic conditions: A comparative anthropology

Geoffrey Hughes

(McGranahan) and those deemed essential workers (Brinkworth et al., Dey). Yet in doing so, the fear of contagion also draws attention towards the ‘hidden abode of production’ ( Marx 1976: 279 ), a world of ‘private government’ and what Foucault called ‘the

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Marcos S. Scauso, Garrett FitzGerald, Arlene B. Tickner, Navnita Chadha Behera, Chengxin Pan, Chih-yu Shih, and Kosuke Shimizu

Press . Mills , Charles W. 1997 . The Racial Contract . Ithaca : Cornell University Press . Mosbergen , Dominique . 2020 . “ Covid-19 Surge Exposes Ugly Truth about Singapore's Treatment of Migrant Workers .” Huffington Post , April

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Gender, Leadership and Representative Democracy

The Differential Impacts of the Global Pandemic

Kim Rubenstein, Trish Bergin, and Pia Rowe

is carried out by paid workers, they tend to be women, and are largely paid less than in male-dominated professions ( UN Women, n.d. ). Consequently, women form a large group within those experiencing poverty and hardship, both from their existing

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Louise Haagh

connection between economic injustice and care injustice today is also revealed by the way we live in countries in which the most vulnerable care risks are attended to by the most vulnerable workers (Haagh 2019: 21–23). COVID-19 death rates reflect existing